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What are some fun PS1/PS2 games man

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by hello friend, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. hello friend Arcane

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    Is this the right forum? I've been messing around with pcsx2 lately, but I've never owned a console and don't know what's good. So. What are some good or otherwise fun PS1/PS2 games? I got Shadow of the Colossus, always wanted to try it. Don't really know what to load up next, have a Diablo ROM here tho. I don't like JRPGs, generally, and I don't like sidescrolling platformers.
     
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    Tactics Ogre
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Resident Evil 4
    Okami (this one is being released in HD on Steam soon)
    Ico
    Devil May Cry
    Twisted Metal Black
    Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen
    Alundra
    Vagrant Story
    King's Field 4.
    Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre make every list regardless of whether or not you like JRPG's. :dealwithit:

    Edit: I don't care if you don't like sidescrolling platformers, Symphony of the Night, and Valkyrie Profile are too damn good to leave off. I feel dirty not including them.
     
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    While I would be snarky and point out why exactly you would ask for games on this subforum, but most console/emulation stuff is moved here anyway so I won't complain. Well for starters you should an emulator that's not PCSX2 for PS1 stuff, I think the best one lately is Mednafen, but I don't use it often.

    Metal Gear Solid Trilogy. Story can be a bit silly but I like the gameplay.
    Resident Evil 1, 2, 3 - 1 has a great remake on GC if you'd rather play that.
    Silent Hill 1 & 2 - Wusses need not apply (me)

    If you don't mind 3d platformers.
    Crash Trilogy (remakes look dumb)
    Spyro Trilogy
    Sly Cooper

    Fuck your preferences:
    Final Fantasy Tactics (although I like the PSP version better, so sue me)
    King's Field 4

    Also what Hyperion said. Also the Diablo PS1 port is bad, get rid of it.
     
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    God Hand
    Devil May Cry 3
    Metal Gear Solid 3
     
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    God of war 1+2. Silly but charming action adventures. Great encounter design, solid riddles, over the top violence, greek mythology setting, Kratos.

    Metal gear solid 3. Solid stealthgame

    Persona 4 .Its a jrpg/schoolsim but it is one of the few jrpgs i bothered finishing. Good atmosphere.
     
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    Hybrid (not very good, but still an interesting Doom clone)
    Tecmo's Deception
    Biohazard series
    King's Field series
    Shadow of Destiny
    Shadow Tower series
    Evergrace series
    Eternal Ring
    Echo Night series
    SMT: Nocturne
    Digital Devil Saga
    Armored Core
    Nightmare Creatures (the first game is also available on PC)
    Onimusha 3 (also available on PC)
    Project Eden (also available on PC)
    Chaos Legion (PC port is not very good, so)

    JP only:
    Baroque
    Hungry Ghosts
    Fox Junction
     
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    Loaded & ReLoaded
    Wipeout
    Kula World
    Cool Boarders 3
    Kurushi
    MediEvil 1 & 2
    Jumping Flash!
    Future Cop: L.A.P.D
    Dino Crisis
    Mega Man Legends
    Parappa the Rapper
    Tomba
    Klonoa
    Herc's Adventures
    Demo 1 for dat T-Rex and Manta Ray.
     
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    Like clockwork, Zig comes in with the moonrune games nobody can play because it's in an entirely different language, and is dependent on knowing said language. Hungry Ghosts might get an English translation soon, so it has that going for it. Looks like a fun King's Field like game too.

    Note: Half of the games he mentions are either from From Software (Souls, King's Field) or like King's Field in some way. Joking aside, do you really like Evergrace and Chaos Legion? I've seen a mixed reception from them.

    Gud PS1 action games. Brave Fencer Musashi and Einhander should also be played.

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    The Demo1 recommendation confused the hell out of me, lol.
     
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    Baroque is available in English on ps2. No idea if it's much different from the original though.
     
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    It's almost a different game. Sega Saturn Baroque is a FPP and has a badass soundtrack. PS2 / Wii remake is 3rd person and has a worse soundtrack. It really messed up with the atmosphere of the game.
     
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    God Hand for PS2, of course
     
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    My knowledge of Japanese is none at best so my recommendations are based on personal experience either with a guide or intuitively learning how the game works. Fox Junction is a fun roguelite if you want to spend 20-30 minutes listening to badass soundtrack while murdering robots on randomly-generated maps. Baroque is fun and atmospheric and there is enough information and tiny details inside the game that allow you to identify stuff easily. That is, if your INT is high enough so you can read "HP +30".

    Evergrace is ok in my book, I've enjoyed it despite its flaws. Gameplay is simple yet nuanced enough to keep me entertained and the aethetics and music are rather pleasant, so I'd recommend it if you are into From Software stuff.
    Chaos Legion is very enjoyable if you know what you're getting into. It's more of an action game focused on using Legions, finding weak spots of stronger enemies and enjoying the badass soundtrack than a DMC clone and that prolly disappointed a lot of people. The PC version is atrocious as hell tho.

    PS2/Wii version is very different and worse in many ways.
     
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    Wow, that's a lot of suggestions. How many of those feature multiplayer coop?

    Yeah I've got epsxe as well. Is Mednafen a big improvement?


    I should have specified that I have no interest in 3d platforming either, had no idea there were so many of them. Don't give a shit about story either most of the time - in fact, I'd rather avoid it unless it's particularly well done. Probably even then.

    That Okami looks pretty interesting, very different.

    Got Ico and Pirates: Legend of Black Kat
     
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    In before someone lists all PSX and PS2 games.
     
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    Playstation
    Policenauts (1996; originally 1994 on PC98)
    Ghost in the Shell (1997)
    Final Fantasy IX (2000)

    Playstation 2
    Ico (2001)
    Shadow of Destiny (2001)
    King's Field: The Ancient City (2001)
    Zettai Zetsumei Toshi a.k.a. Disaster Report (2002)
    Soul Calibur II (2003)
    Katamari Damacy (2004)
    Shadow of the Colossus (2005)
    Okami (2006)
    Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2 a.k.a. Raw Danger (2006)

    Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and Okami all had HD versions released on the PS3.
     
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    Those lists do the same thing. You have crappy games like Mortal Kombat: Sub-Zero and Star Gladiator, that people still liked aside from the glaring flaws. Though I do like those lists as most of the games are generally good and noteworthy for something. Though the plus with asking personally is that you can ask and better understand why they're mentioning the game in the first place.

    None for PS2, but you could get netplay working on Mednafen for PS1.

    No worries. I was being cheeky anyway, I didn't think the turn to 3D would actually interest you either. Though you are dating yourself a bit, 3D platformers were a big deal in the late 90s - early 00s.
     
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    If you were to recommend only one fighting game, which would it be, and why? Pretty much only one I've played is Tekken Tag Tournament and one of the DoAs (3?).

    Check out this shit :D



    Looks good for splitscreen with some bros and some beers.

    Gonna check out Gladius, Monster Rancher 2, and Dynasty Warriors 5. Does anyone know if any of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms ports are any good?

    King's Field looks cool.
     
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    Thrill Kill. Best simulator of an average Codexian thread. Seriously, just check this out:
     
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    If you want a game that's good fun with beer and friends on a couch then Poy Poy 2 is amazing.
     
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    A bunch of invalids fighting to the death?
     
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    Sounds like a normal day on Codex!
     
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